disallow

  • 1disallow — dis·al·low /ˌdi sə lau̇/ vt 1: to deny the truth, force, or validity of disallow ed the deduction disallow a bankruptcy claim 2: to refuse to allow disallow payment of benefits dis·al·low·ance …

    Law dictionary

  • 2disallow — dis‧al‧low [ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ] verb [transitive] to officially refuse to allow or accept something: • The court will examine the costs and expenses sought and disallow those that it considers have not been properly incurred . * * * disallow UK US… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3Disallow — Dis al*low , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disallowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disallowing}.] [Pref. dis + allow: cf. OF. desalouer, desloer, to blame, dissuade.] To refuse to allow; to deny the force or validity of; to disown and reject; as, the judge… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4disallow — late 14c., to refuse to praise, from O.Fr. desalouer to blame, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + alouer (see ALLOW (Cf. allow)); meaning to reject is from 1550s. Related: Disallowed; disallowing; disallowance …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5disallow — vb *disclaim, disavow, repudiate, disown Analogous words: reject, refuse, spurn (see DECLINE): *deny, gain say, traverse: debar, shut out, *exclude Antonyms: allow Contrasted words: *grant, concede: acquiesce, accede, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6disallow — [v] reject, prohibit abjure, cancel, censor, debar, deny, disacknowledge, disavow, disclaim, dismiss, disown, embargo, exclude, forbid, keep back, kill, nix*, pass on, proscribe, put down, rebuff, refuse, repudiate, shut out, taboo*, veto,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7disallow — ► VERB ▪ declare invalid. DERIVATIVES disallowance noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8disallow — [dis΄ə lou′] vt. [ME disalouen < Anglo Fr desalouer, to blame, disapprove of: see DIS & ALLOW] to refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal disallowance n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9disallow — disallowable, adj. disallowableness, n. disallowance, n. /dis euh low /, v.t. 1. to refuse to allow; reject; veto: to disallow a claim for compensation. 2. to refuse to admit the truth or validity of: to disallow the veracity of a report. [1350… …

    Universalium

  • 10disallow — UK [ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms disallow : present tense I/you/we/they disallow he/she/it disallows present participle disallowing past tense disallowed past participle disallowed to say officially that something cannot be… …

    English dictionary

  • 11disallow — verb Disallow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑goal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12disallow — [[t]dɪ̱səla͟ʊ[/t]] disallows, disallowing, disallowed VERB If something is disallowed, it is not allowed or accepted officially, because it has not been done correctly. [be V ed] England scored again, but the whistle had gone and the goal was… …

    English dictionary

  • 13disallow — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to deny the force, truth, or validity of 2. to refuse to allow • disallowance noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14disallow — verb a) To refuse to allow The prisoners were disallowed to contact with a lawyer. b) To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper The goal was disallowe …

    Wiktionary

  • 15disallow — Synonyms and related words: abjure, assert the contrary, ban, bar, be unmoved, be unwilling, beg off, belie, blackball, categorically reject, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, cross, debar, decline, decline to accept, default …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16disallow — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. reject, ban, censor, repudiate; see deny , forbid , refuse . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. reject, veto, prohibit, deny, proscribe. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To refuse to allow: ban, debar, enjoin, forbid,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17disallow — dis|al|low [ˌdısəˈlau] v [T] to officially refuse to accept something, because a rule has been broken ≠ ↑allow ▪ Machester United had a goal disallowed for being offside …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18disallow — dis|al|low [ ,dısə lau ] verb transitive to say officially that something cannot be accepted because it is illegal or not allowed by the rules …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19disallow — dis·al·low || ‚dɪsÉ™ laÊŠ v. forbid, prohibit, disqualify, reject …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20disallow — verb refuse to declare valid. Derivatives disallowance noun …

    English new terms dictionary